Veritable feast of jubilee entertainment in Polegate

POLEGATE has a series of events lined up for the four days of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.

A committee of volunteers has been working hard to arrange events to cater for all age groups and provide lasting memories for everyone taking part on June 2-5.

Organisers say it is too early to declare the full programme as confirmation is still awaited in some cases.

On June 2, the Royal British Legion is holding an open day in Victoria Road.

On June 3, a service will take place at St John’s Church and 60 invited guests from Polegate will attend a Big Lunch at the Community Centre.

At the War Memorial Recreation Ground, Wannock Road, on Sunday (June 3) between noon and 6pm there is a fete with a climbing wall, crazy golf with various side stalls including crockery smash, face painting, duck hook, crazy golf and an unrideable bike.

This will be followed on Monday with the same attractions plus small fairground rides and the chance to see some birds of prey up close.

On both days Melody, a 1935 Austin 7 with a built in pipe organ will prove an attraction for all age groups.

There will also be fun activities for all on both days and from 4pm onwards a barbecue will take place in front of Elizabeth Court in the High Street.

This year is also the 90th anniversary of the purchase of the War Memorial Recreation Ground by three local residents, as a tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Tuesday’s entertainment opens with a coffee morning at St John’s Church Hall followed in the afternoon by a Teddy Bears Picnic on the green by St John’s with entertainment for the children.

The committee is seeking more stallholders, activity organisers or volunteers.

A full programme of events and times will be distributed to Polegate homes.

Further details on the celebrations are available on 486021, email or go along to the next committee meeting at 7.30pm on April 17 at Polegate Town Council in the High Street.